On Location: At Glendale with Author Doug Crenshaw

Although Doug Crenshaw and I were following the Seven Days battles so I could take some photos for his upcoming Emerging Civil War Series book, he also has a brand-new book published by History Press call The Battle of Glendale: Robert E. Lee’s Lost Opportunity. I couldn’t resist the opportunity for a stop On Location at Glendale, where I asked Doug (on a windy day) to talk about his favorite battle of the Seven Days.

For more information: 

The Civil War Trust touts 679 acres saved at Glendale. Learn more about the preservation efforts that saved the battlefield.

Richmond National Battlefield has a Glendale page.

Check out Doug’s guest posts at Emerging Civil War, where he’s focused on communication mishaps and the wounding of Joe Johnston.

Doug’s book, The Battle of Glendale: Robert E. Lee’s Lost Opportunity, is available at Amazon.

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9 Responses to On Location: At Glendale with Author Doug Crenshaw

  1. Theodore Savas says:

    These are really good. Thanks a lot for doing this, guys. But…why didn’t you invite me?

  2. BillF says:

    Have they done any interpretation at this site? The last time I was there about 3 years ago there was no place to park, no interpretive walking trails or signs. A great preservation job but no way to see where or what happened there.

    • John Foskett says:

      I had a communication with Dave Roth of B&G recently and he indicated that he’d been told that there’s been no interpretation. I deduced that there are no plans but that’s speculation on my part. It would be a shame if the Trust achieved this important goal and now it won’t be accessible.

    • As Doug told me during our time out there, the Park Service does have plans to install a trail. He wasn’t sure of the exact timetable, especially with many things so up in the air because of the hiring freeze and the new administration. But, as at Malvern Hill, the trail will have signage along the way to hep explain the action. The seasonal visitor center in the cemetery lodge also has some good stuff.

      • John Foskett says:

        Well that’s positive news. Maybe they should seek volunteers to help with trail construction. The USFS has done this in national forests IIRC. And my niece did it at Mt. Rainier NP.

  3. BillF says:

    Oops! Just looked at the Glendale page site and I see that nothings changed. I wonder how long it will be considering the budget crunch that all of the National Parks are going through?

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  5. Dan Weinfeld says:

    Visited Glendale last week and saw no sign of a trail or interpretative markers (beyond the National Cemetery). This is now 10 years after the land acquisition.

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